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Breastfeeding can be a complex topic, where mothers are left with more questions than answers. Whitney Noble, RN, CCE, IBCLC, certified lactation consultant with Bailey Medical Center (BMC), shares about some of the most common inquires she hears from mothers.

How long should each feeding take?

I feel like the length to feed is the least important part. Sometimes it will be five minutes, sometimes it will be an hour. My best advice is don’t put a time limit on it because every feed is going to be different.

What should I do if breastfeeding irritates my nipples?

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Bailey Medical Center is committed to providing safe quality care to our community. Many efforts are taken to ensure safety for patients that entrust us with their care. The elimination of hospital acquired infections has been a top priority. When patients are hospitalized, their risk of acquiring an infection during that hospitalization increases. There are many factors that increase this risk; immunosuppression, chronic illness, older age, hospital length of stay, exposure to infectious pathogens, and use of devices like urinary catheters and IV, as well as invasive procedures. Although... Read More »

We’re proud to share the Bailey Medical Center 2021 Community Benefit Report. Along with hospital statistics, this report reflects Bailey Medical Center’s impact on the community through unfunded care, discounts to uninsured patients and support to local vendors. It’s an honor to provide unsurpassed care and support to our community every day. Click here for full report.

(March 30 is National Doctors’ Day. Bailey Medical Center would like to thank our physicians for the dedication and passion they show for their patients. In honor of National Doctors’ Day, we would like to spotlight Frank Gaffney, M.D., and Catherine Gaffney, D.O.)

For the Gaffneys, Bailey Bariatrics is more than a weight loss program. It’s their passion.

Frank Gaffney, M.D., is the director of cardiology for Bailey Medical Center while Catherine Gaffney, D.O., is the medical director of The Center for Bariatrics at Bailey. The husband-wife team each play a key role on the... Read More »

We’re proud to share the Bailey Medical Center 2020 Community Benefit Report. Along with hospital statistics, this report reflects Bailey’s impact on the community through unfunded care, discounts to uninsured patients and support to local vendors. It’s an honor to provide unsurpassed care and support to our community every day. See report here.

Nicole Bearden is proving that hard work doesn’t go unnoticed.

The nightshift nurse in the medical/surgical unit at Bailey Medical Center in Owasso recently received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

Bearden earned a nomination from a patient at Bailey's Center for Bariatrics for the accolade, which recognizes the outstanding, compassionate care nurses provide patients and families on a regular basis. See the entire story from the Owasso Reporter.  

 

(March 30 is National Doctors’ Day. Bailey Medical Center would like to thank all of our physicians for the dedication and passion they show for their patients. In honor of National Doctors’ Day, we would like to spotlight emergency room medical director, Steven Treat, D.O.)

Steven Treat, D.O., emergency room medical director at Bailey Medical Center, is a veteran in the medical field after spending the past five decades in the industry.

Interestingly, Treat’s genesis into health care was spurred on by a questionable haircut.

Before ever picking up a stethoscope, the... Read More »

The Vandiver family had an unexpected Valentine’s Day present when their son, Jase, was born on Feb. 14, eight days prior to his due date. It was the care they received from the labor and delivery staff at Bailey Medical Center that made their early blessing all the more enjoyable.

“There was never a wait for anything,” said Kaylee, Jase’s mother. “Then on my birthday (Feb. 15), they came in at midnight to tell me happy birthday with a cupcake. The nurses who helped deliver Jase made me a card, got flowers and made me a candy bouquet with tongue depressors and lab tubes. The nurses... Read More »